March 27, 2023

The postponement of the retirement age from 62 to 64, contested by the unions and most of the opposition, “is no longer negotiable”, said Elisabeth Borne this Sunday January 29, on the eve of the start of the examination of the draft in committee at the Assembly.

On the eve of the start of the examination of the pension reform project in committee at the Assembly, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne showed her firmness. This Sunday, on the sidelines of a trip to the Calvados constituency, she affirms it at the microphone of FranceInfo: the postponement of the retirement age from 62 to 64 years “is no longer negotiable”.

“This is the compromise that we proposed after having heard the employers’ organizations and trade unions, after having exchanged with the various parliamentary groups (…) It is necessary to ensure the balance of the system”, explained the Prime Minister , adding that “if we had only one parameter, then it wouldn’t be 43 years of contribution and 64 years to be able to retire, it could be 45 years of contribution period, which seems impossible to us to ask the French”.

7,000 amendments under consideration as of Monday

The head of government, on the other hand, is open to a discussion in Parliament on better use of the “education” and “maternity” terms obtained by women during their careers.

“As of today, there are many women who cannot use them to the full, we are analyzing the situation of these women who (…) may not use them to the full tomorrow, so this analysis is in progress,” she explains.

From Monday, the deputies will seize in committee the highly contested pension reform project, for a trial run on 7,000 amendments, under the eye of opponents who are organizing a high point of mobilization in the street on Tuesday.

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